The Meatball Chronicles Brings Food and Foodies Together: A Benefit For All Who Love and Need to Eat

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The Meatball Chronicles, a solo show written and performed by Debrianna Mansini, brings stories of food, love and life together in a culinary collaboration. Benefiting Kitchen Angels and exploring the taste landscape with Chef Rios and Restaurant Martín, Mansini spreads the love.

"To me, there is no greater joy, nor in times of crisis, no greater need for a lovingly prepared meal. It is my greatest pleasure in life and I am thrilled to be providing this benefit for our community,” says Mansini.

"You’re dealt a hand of cards when you’re born and it’s your job to figure out how to use them,” says Debrianna Mansini, the acclaimed Santa Fe actress. “I wanted the show to be about how I decided to play my hand. I play it with food. It’s who I am and what I do.”

After seeing a piece of theatre about love, life, and Italian food - chances are you’re going to be more than a little hungry. Santa Fe favorite, Restaurant Martín, has stepped up to the plate and paired with Debrianna Mansini’s one-woman show, The Meatball Chronicles, to bring the stories and recipes from the stage to your stomach.

Mansini, who is all about sharing the love of food, decided to include another group that feels the same but shows that love in another way. Enter Kitchen Angels. Kitchen Angels serves homebound individuals that are under the age of 60 and living with a chronic or terminal illness, persons 60 years of age and over who are having a severe medical crisis, and dependents (children under the age of 12) of single parent clients. Tailoring their meals to meet the special dietary needs of each of their clients, angels deliver meals right to their door.

“In my estimation, a better partnership could not be had. To me, there is no greater joy, nor in times of crisis, no greater need for a lovingly prepared meal. It is my greatest pleasure in life and I am thrilled to be providing this benefit for our community,” says Mansini. “Please come and support us on May 14th.” The benefit ticket price will include the show and a special afterparty with yummies, and the outstanding crooning of ATC student Max Manzanares, son of the great and talented musician, David Manzanares. “I saw Max performing at an opening and thought, who is that young Harry Connick, Jr. kid singing Frank Sinatra? It’s a perfect fit!”

Everyone involved is happy.

"We are thrilled to partner with Debrianna Mansini and her production "The Meatball Chronicles" by offering a special menu on the nights of her show.” says Jennifer Rios, general manager of Restaurant Martin. “The special menu will showcase Italian cuisine and our spin on some of the dishes she is most passionate about. This is a perfect partnership for us as we are most passionate about food and the blending her production features is passion and food - right up our alley!”

Performances are Friday through Sunday, May 13-22 at the Railyard Performance Center, with Meatball Chronicles inspired price fixe dinner after each performance or anytime during the run of the show. Call 505-820-0919 to reserve your pre fixe dinner. Get tickets to the show at brown paper tickets.

The Meatball Chronicles, directed by Tanya Taylor Rubinstein, opens May 13th - 22nd in the Railyard Performance Center. Performances are May 13, 14, 15 and 20, 21 and 22 at 7pm. Tickets are $20, not including dinner. Please call Restaurant Martin to reserve, Benefit on May 14th tickets are $65 and includes the after party.

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